Atlantic Loire Valley, easy to access!

Atlantic Loire Valley is located at the crossroads of major French tourist routes, with Nantes just 2 hours away from Paris by high-speed train.

Getting here:

  • Nantes Atlantic international airport: direct connections to more than 100 French and international destinations, including the Paris Charles de Gaulle, London, Amsterdam or Munich hubs
  • TGV trains: from all major cities in Atlantic Loire Valley you can travel to Paris by high-speed train in 50 min. to 2 hours.
  • A dense motorway network: A11, A28, A81, A83, A85, A87 motorways

30 seconds to discover Atlantic Loire Valley
The best of Atlantic Loire Valley in a video!

Atlantic Loire Valley offers a variety of extraordinary activities, a wealth of landscapes and architectural landmarks.

Watch the video and discover the Loire Valley, the Atlantic coast and the vibrant cities of Nantes, Angers or Le Mans. Don’t miss vineyards, cycling routes, natural areas and charming villages … Atlantic Loire Valley is the ideal destination for your clients!

15 suggested itineraries
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  • Tous All
  • CULTURE, HERITAGE AND LOIRE CHATEAUX
  • WINE AND FRENCH ART DE VIVRE
  • CYCLING
  • SEASIDE ACTIVITIES
  • CITY BREAKS
  • SLOW TOURISM
  • EXCLUSIVE AND WELLBEING
1 | 315 KM

Loire Valley: royal Chateaux and hidden treasures

For your clients discovering the Loire Valley for the first time

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE TRIP:

  • The Loire Valley, a UNESCO world heritage site
  • Great chateaux:
    Villandry, Azay-le-Rideau, Chinon, Le Rivau and Brézé
  • The Royal Abbey of Fontevraud
  • Angers, capital of Anjou
  • The creative city of Nantes and Les Machines de l’île
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2 | 380 KM

From the Loire Valley to the Atlantic Ocean

For clients wishing to unravel the charm of the Loire Valley

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE TRIP:

  • The Loire Valley, a UNESCO world heritage site
  • The Royal Abbey of Fontevraud
  • The Saumur Cadre Noir and wine cellars
  • The medieval quarters of Angers
  • The Saint-Nazaire shipyards
  • The creative city of Nantes and Les Machines de l’île
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3 | 370 KM

Loire Valley: art (de vivre) as it flows

For your clients passionate about culture and art

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE TRIP:

  • The Loire Valley, a UNESCO world heritage site
  • The Royal Abbey of Fontevraud & its modern art museum
  • Famous Saumur sparkling wine producers as patrons of contemporary artists
  • Angers, capital of medieval and modern tapestry
  • Stunning Saint Nazaire on the Atlantic coast
  • The contemporary art trail Estuaire From Nantes to Saint-Nazaire
  • The creative City of Nantes and Les Machines de l’île
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4 | 450 KM

A modern journey through an old land

For your clients discovering Western France for the first time

HIGHLIGHTS FOR THE TRIP:

  • The creative city of Nantes, les Machines de l’île & the Chateau des ducs de Bretagne
  • Saint-Nazaire, the history of transatlantic ocean liners and the Estuary of the Loire river
  • Rennes, the capital of Brittany, the largest number of timber-framed houses in Brittany
  • Saint-Malo, the “city of corsairs”
  • The Mont-Saint-Michel, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
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5 | 335 KM

Loire Valley: great wines and art de vivre

For your wine-loving clients

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE TRIP:

  • Taste various Loire wines, from the most renowned ones to secret ones
  • Meet passionate winegrowers and learn how they work
  • Enjoy the UNESCO Loire Valley’s unique landscapes
  • Enjoy memorable wine & food pairing
  • The creative city of Nantes and Les Machines de l’île
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6 | 150 KM

Loire Valley secret vineyards

For your wine lovers and connoisseur clients

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE TRIP:

  • Wine tasting of Anjou and Muscadet appellations
  • Cocktail workshop at the Cointreau distillery
  • Solex vintage motorcycle ride in the Layon vineyard
  • Clisson, the city with an Italian flavor
  • The creative city of Nantes, 20 minutes away from the Muscadet Vineyard
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7 | 440 KM

French art de vivre in Atlantic Loire Valley

For your gourmet clients

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE TRIP:

  • A seaweed cooking class & a chocolate workshop
  • The local market of La Baule
  • The salt marshes of Guérande
  • The Island of Noirmoutier
  • The Château Boisniard gastronomic restaurant
  • The creative city of Nantes and Les Machines de l’île
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8 | 400 KM

Experience the Loire by bike

For your cycling-loving clients

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE TRIP:

  • A preserved environment, safe and signposted cycle routes
  • Loire Valley: a Royal Chateaux Country
  • Loire Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • “Accueil Vélo” labelled accommodation for visitors with bikes
  • Professionals keen to welcome cyclists
  • Cycling-friendly cities
  • The creative city of Nantes and Les Machines de l’île
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9 | 425 KM

Cycling along the Loire & beyond

For clients who love cycling as well as the great outdoors

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE TRIP:

  • Angers city bike tour
  • Cycling along the Loire to Béhuard Island
  • Lockhouse on the Vélo Francette route, linking Normandy to the Atlantic Coast
  • Cooking class in Origné
  • The Château du Lude and its remarkable garden
  • Cycling throughout the Jasnières Vineyard
  • The creative city of Nantes and Les Machines de l’île
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10 | 270 KM

Atlantic Coast: sea, cycling and sport

For clients who love the great outdoors

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE TRIP:

  • Cycling along the Velodyssey-EV1-A1, 200km route along the Atlantic
  • Sand yachting on the beach in Saint-Brevin-les-Pins
  • Bay cruise on a traditional wooden boat in Pornic
  • Experience Trail and Nordic walk in Saint-Jean-de-Monts
  • Stand-up paddling in Les Sables-d’Olonne
  • The creative city of Nantes and Les Machines de l’île
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11 | 320 KM

From Brittany to the Atlantic

For your nature & culture lover clients

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE TRIP:

  • Rennes, Brittany’s capital city
  • Rochefort-en-Terre, one of the most beautiful villages of France
  • The mythical Carnac stones
  • The charming harbor of Vannes in the “Golfe du Morbihan”
  • La Baule and its bay
  • Guérande fortress and salt marshes
  • The creative city of Nantes and Les Machines de l’île
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12 | 350 KM

Atlantic Coast: relax and feel good!

For clients looking for wellbeing. Take it easy!

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE TRIP:

  • Spa & seawater treatments that will pamper your body and invigorate your spirit in a few of the region’s 7 thalassotherapy centres.
  • Preserved nature & physical activity
  • Locally produced food and wine
  • The creative city of Nantes and Les Machines de l’île
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13 | 310 KM

Exclusive experiences in Atlantic Loire Valley

For your exclusive clients

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE TRIP:

  • Dining with a count and a countess in a Loire Valley chateau
  • Testing the ultimate racing experience on the mythical 24 Hours Le Mans track
  • Cheese and wine pairing with 2015 world-best cheesemonger
  • Staying at the heart of a 1,000 year-old abbey
  • Meeting passionate winegrowers
  • The creative city of Nantes and Les Machines de l’île
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14 | 190 KM

From Paris to Nantes by train – city break

For your city-break clients

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE TRIP:

  • The medieval city center Cité Plantagenêt in Le Mans
  • Shopping in Le Mans and Angers
  • The modern development projects of Angers
  • The creative city of Nantes and Les Machines de l’île
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15 | 430 KM

Green and slow life in Atlantic Loire Valley

For your nature and slow-pace lover clients

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE TRIP:

  • Sainte-Suzanne, one of the most beautiful villages of France
  • The charming city of Laval and its market
  • The Robert Tatin art museum
  • The Mancelles Alps in the Normandy-Maine regional nature park
  • Unusual accommodation in the middle of nature
  • Self-drive house boat on the Sarthe river
  • The creative city of Nantes and Les Machines de l’île
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Technical guide

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This technical guide features the Essentials of Atlantic Loire Valley + 15 suggested itineraries in our region. Culture, Art de vivre, Cycling, Seaside activities, City-breaks, Slow Tourism or Wellbeing : discover suggestions that will match your clients’ needs

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Virginie PRIOU

  
Solutions&co

International tourism development

v.priou@solutions-eco.fr

Anne-Sophie RABREAUD

  
Solutions&co

International tourism development

as.rabreaud@solutions-eco.fr

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